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Templeuve Quarry, Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Photo: jm.CLAUDE
Latitude: 50°31'38"N
Longitude: 3°10'33"E
Carrière d'argile de Templeuve

Small quarry located on the town of Templeuve, 20 km southeast of Lille. Exploitation of clay products, used for making bricks. The clay is arranged in layers of varied nature. The following minerals can be encountered:
- gypsum
- oolithes of Glaucon
- Rarely, small nodules of iron sulfide
The most beautiful gypsum crystals were found in black plastic clay in the years 1975/1980. These black clays were exploited in the eastern part of the quarry (now lost). Access to the site is strictly prohibited without permission from management.

Petite carrière localisée sur la commune de Templeuve, 20km au sud est de Lille. Exploitation d’argile pour fabrication de briques. Les couches argileuses sont disposées en strates de nature variées. Les minéraux rencontrés sont peux nombreux:
- Le gypse
- Des oolithes de glauconie
- Rarement, de petits nodules de sulfure de fer sans cristallisation exprimée.
Les plus beaux cristaux de gypse on été rencontrés dans des argiles plastiques noires dans les années 75 /80.
Ces argiles noires étaient exploitées dans la partie est de la carrière ( aujourd’hui noyée )
L’accès au site est formellement interdit sans l’autorisation de la direction.
Templeuve : code 59242
Latitude Nord 50.533333
Longitude (-O /+E) (3.166667

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Jean-Marie Claude (personal collecting trips to the quarry in 1976 to 1980).

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